Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 25, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 25, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 25, 18886 Cloudy and rainy and a day of discouragement and foreboding. I am waiting-waiting and unable to interest myself in anything--full of petty anxieties and apprehensions. Wrote to Downing. Sara attended Mr & Mrs. Degroffs golden wedding this evening. I have seen several notices of the death of Edwin P. Whipple lately. I knew him slightly and liked him very much as far as I knew him. I remember one evening at the Century the picture which Joe Tomkins has of mine was there--"Burning the Christmas greens" He came in and meeting me soon after said he knew I painted it. I asked him how, as I was not known as a figure painter, but he said he saw my hand in it and said at once it was mine although he never heard that I painted figures.

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